More stories about Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

  • The Saga of Meatball

    In California and Nevada, there are 25,000 to 35,000 wild black bears.

  • Touring Pools with Steve Sargent

    Rebecca Robledo, design/construction editor of Pool & Spa News, recently enjoyed a ride-along with Steve Sargent, president of Elite Custom Pools in Lake Forest, Calif. Steve builds some of the most high-end pools in Orange County.

  • Pros Voice Glass Tile Concerns

    As the popularity and sales of glass tile increase, a group of professionals have begun gathering to discuss problems associated with some of the products.

  • Major California Builder Closes Doors

    One of the largest pool building companies in the San Diego area abruptly closed its doors in early June.

  • California Avoids Service Tax

    The California pool industry’s biggest legislative threat in the past couple of years — the imposition of a service tax — seems to have been fended off for now.

  • Olympics: Six Olympians - Promoting Pools and Spas

    Olympic swimmers and divers have lent their names to myriad industry causes and companies over the years, whether it’s serving as a product spokesperson, attending trade shows or speaking with the press about the importance of pool and spa safety.

  • Tracing Cleaner Issues

    Though it would be nice if customers always had specific, accurate reasons for service calls, that isn’t always the case.

  • Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

    In the last issue of Pool & Spa News, we reported on two California bills that would levy taxes on a slew of services, pool care among them.

  • California Considers Service Taxes

    Pool service customers in California could soon pay a new service tax if certain lawmakers get their way.

  • Fan Favorite

    The oceanside community of Long Beach, Calif., forms the perfect backdrop for a trade show.